Murray Goulburn upbeat on changes made to its business in China

Murray Goulburn's FY results - 7 things to learn

Embattled Australian milk processor Murray Goulburn reported its full-year results this week. The company, which part-listed on the Australi...

Earlier this month, Wal-Mart struck deal to buy for US$3bn in cash

Why purchase could boost Wal-Mart online

Wal-Mart Stores' online business in the US has been growing but industry watchers believe the retail giant's expansion has been slower than...

Confectionery under pressure for Nestle

Nestle on China, candy, nutrition - analysis

Delivering its first-half numbers yesterday (18 August), Nestle reported a stronger operating performance but a sluggish organic growth rate...

Food companies should welcome emphasis on reformulation over fiscal measures

England child obesity plan should cheer industry

The UK government’s action plan on childhood obesity in England, launched today (18 August), has been criticised by industry bodies, health...

Hain Celestial shares tumbled after Monday's (15 August) announcement

Hain accounting issue rounds off problem year

Shares in Hain Celestial nose-dived yesterday (16 August) as Wall Street responded to a surprise announcement on Monday late afternoon US ti...

US industry association GMA has labelled QR codes 'a good solution'

US companies gain crucial concession on GM labels

The new federal bill on the labelling of genetically-modified ingredients in the US includes a critical compromise which will allow the nece...

What could Tyrrells' sale to Amplify Snack Brands mean for both businesses? - analysis 12 Aug 16

Amplify Snack Brands, the US snack maker, this week announced its latest acquisition, striking a deal to buy private-equity-owned UK crisp firm Tyrrells, itself a business growing in part due to M&A. John Shepherd weighs up what could lay ahead for both companies.

Kellogg on new targets, zero-based budgeting, managing revenue and Q2 results - 5 Things to Learn 11 Aug 16

Kellogg last week announced mixed second-quarter results, with growth in underlying operating profit above analyst expectations but reported revenue missing forecasts on Wall Street and underlying sales declining. However, the Special K and Pringles maker lifted its forecast for underlying earnings per share for 2016 - and raised its target for underlying operating margin for 2017/18. Its shares closed up on the day. just-food provides the most important talking points from what was a detailed announcement.

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Australia launches dairy sector probe

Katy Askew | 26 Aug 16 Australia launches dairy probe

The Australian government has launched a probe into the country's dairy industry after dairy processors including Murray Goulburn and Fonterra moved to cut their farmgate milk prices by as much as 20% earlier this year. 

Arla points to branded growth as group sales slide

Dean Best | 26 Aug 16 Arla said 'flattening' industry volumes in Europe helping prices

Arla Foods today (26 August) touted the strength of its branded products, pointing to a 6% rise in sales from that part of its portfolio, as the European dairy group announced a set of half-year results that showed its total revenue fell in the first six months of 2016.

Unilever - Israel production licence not suspended

John Shepherd | 25 Aug 16 Unilever's GMP standard in Israel suspending pending salmonella probe findings

Unilever said it has "broadly confirmed" human error led to some of its Telma cereal products contaminated with salmonella being shipped out of a plant in Israel but stressed the company's manufacturing licence had not been suspended.

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Samworth buys Euphorium bakery in UK

Tine boosted by international dairy operations

Thai Union: Greenpeace 'undermining' sustainabiliy

Cherkizovo launches halal deliveries to Tanzania

Nestle launches kids cereal Ceregrow in India

Michelsen Chocolate commits to Fairtrade cocoa

Moon Ridge Foods opens pork plant in US

Quotes of week - Arla, Emmi, Nomad, Biostime

Emmi's H1 results show push on profitability - the just-food interview with CEO Urs Riedener, part one 25 Aug 16

Dean BestEmmi CEO Riedener outlined work Swiss dairy group carrying out on profits

The first-half results from Swiss dairy group Emmi, published on Tuesday, demonstrated the company's recent efforts to improve its profitability. The figures included a cut to Emmi's forecast for annual sales but, nonetheless, the numbers pleased analysts and the company's share price rose. Dean Best discussed the performance with Emmi CEO Urs Riedener.

Organto Foods CEO Peter Gianulis sets out stall for Canadian organic group - interview 10 Aug 16

Katy AskewOrganto CEO Gianulis: 'I don't think we have any competitors trying to do what we are trying to do'

Organto Foods, a Canada-based fresh-cut organic produce specialist, has ambitious plans to develop its business into the world's leading organic produce brand. Katy Askew spoke to Peter Gianulis, president and CEO of the farm-to-fork produce group to find out how it intends to deliver.

How Wessanen plans to grow Mrs Crimble's – interview 13 Jul 16

Katy AskewPatrick Cairns wants to grow Mrs Crimble's in the UK and beyond

European natural and organic food group Wessanen entered into an agreement to acquire UK gluten-free baker Mrs Crimble's last week. Patrick Cairns, CEO of Wessanen's UK arm, speaks to just-food about the group's plans to accelerate growth at the business. 

While we're off, catch up on some tasty morsels

Dean Best, just-food editorial team Dean Best | 28 Aug 16

just-food is closed on Monday (29 August) for a public holiday but, while we down tools, catch up on some must-read insight and interviews.

Three charged over 2013 horsemeat scandal, UK announces

Dean Best, just-food editorial team Dean Best | 26 Aug 16

Three years on, the horsemeat scandal that rocked Europe's food industry in early 2013 seems like a distant memory but today (26 August) came news in the UK of three individuals being charged over the affair.

General Mills 'prepping Jeff Harmening for CEO spot'

Katy Askew, just-food editorial team Katy Askew | 26 Aug 16

General Mills is reportedly preparing long-time executive Jeff Harmening to succeed Ken Powell as CEO.

Fighting obesity in children

Fighting obesity in children

The UK government has published a "plan of action" to tackle the issue in England, while senior medical professionals in the US have published guidelines on the consumption of added sugars by children.

Hain Celestial's problems mount

Hain Celestial's problems mount

The US group has capped a challenging 12 months with news the company may not hit its annual forecasts and an admission it needs to review its internal financial controls

Amplify Snack Brands set to take over Tyrrells

Amplify Snack Brands set to take over Tyrrells

The UK crisp firm is set for another owner after US group Amplify Snack Brands announced it had struck a deal to buy the business.

Unilever's drive to boost efficiency and innovation

Unilever's drive to boost efficiency and innovation

Unilever revealed a fresh efficiency drive and provided detail on how it is using innovation to shift its portfolio to more attractive areas of the sector.

How Brands Are Making Our Food Healthier

How Brands Are Making Our Food Healthier

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